Archive - Oct 2004

October 13th

Medieval Bestiaries

This week, Dame Aoife walks on the wild side with annotated links relating to medieval bestiaries.

Making Their Mark: the History of Ink

Sharon J. Huntington of the Christian Science Monitor looks at the history of ink from prehistory through medieval times and up to the nineteenth century.

Bytor Fitzgerald New Heir to Trimaris

Bytor Fitzgerald, inspired by his lady wife Cherish, was victorious in the recent Trimaris Crown Tournament.

Siege of Glengary:Aethelmearc Under Siege

(Cue dramatic news music) Now, live from the battlefield, reporter Laird Wulfric Grimbeald, Sheriff of Sylvan Glen, embedded with the AEthelmearc army, reports on the Siege of Glengary.

Count Maximillian Victor in Meridies Crown Tourney

Count Maximillian was victorious over Duke Boru in the finals of the recent Kingdom of Meridies Fall Crown Tourney.

Anglo-Saxon Brain Surgery Re-writes History Books

Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.

Fall War College

Join the Barony of Sacred Stone and our Kingdom Warlord for a day of fighting, arts and sciences, and friendship.

Casual War II

We promise you a fun day of warfare on Saturday the 15th of November with fortress, field, bridge and woods battles. The order of battle will be decided by the fortunes of war and game play. The attackers win if they can take and hold the Baronial seat. (Siege engines are encouraged.)

October 12th

Marche of Gwyntarian welcomes newest Midrealmer

Growing their shire the old fashioned — and quite authentic — way, Sjt. Patraic O'Dochartaigh and THL Hathewissa atte Mere announce the birth of their daugher, Virginia Anne.

Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to the Florilegium for October 2004.

Brangwayna Morgan elevated to Order of the Laurel

On October 9, 2004, Brangwayna Morgan of the East Kingdom was elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

All hail the Crown Prince and Princess of Artemisia...

On October 9, 2004 in the Barony of One Thousand Eyes did Their Royal Majesties Reinmar and Albreda hold the Tournament to determine Their Heirs.

October 11th

SCA Business web site connects buyers and sellers of period and modern services

Sir Colin MacLear is creating a web site designed to link SCAdians offering to sell or barter period or modern services with other SCAdians who are seeking those services. The site is scheduled to be online in October 2004.

Arab Scholars First to Decipher Hieroglyphs

New research shows that Arab scholars cracked the secret of hieroglyphs 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta stone.

Malcolm MacEoghain Victorious in AEthelmearc

Malcolm MacEoghain, inspired by Tessa the Huntress, was the winner of the Fall 2004 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Atenveldt publishes new policy on minors at events

The Kingdom of Atenveldt has issued a new policy explaining the responsibilities of parents and guardians of minors at events, and how transgressions of event rules by minors are to be handled.

Cracked Anvil Collegium VIII

We are pleased to announce the Smythkepe Rapier Defender Tournament will be held February 19th AS XXXIX at the Shire of Smythkepe's Cracked Anvil Collegium.

Lesson at the Palace II

On Saturday, Nov 20th, the Shire of Isenfir in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, will be offering a rare opportunity to get a crash course in one of the most beautiful and elegant social activities our period of study has to offer.

Polar Bear Ball

With the frigid snows of winter beginning to blow, the Shire of Crannog Mor would like to invite you to come warm yourself by our fire, at the Polar Bear Ball. We will have a heated, indoor arena in which to test your fighting skills, a feast designed to amaze your palate, after dinner dancing, and a bardic circle for your entertainment.

Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest will be held SUNDAY, October 24th starting at 11 am and running until around 8 or 9 pm. The site will be St. Jude's school at 888 Trillium Dr in Kitchener. (Same site as the Bryniau fight practice).

Victoria News Group: Worth the Fight

Although Heather Senkler (known to most as Ekatarina Borisovna Kievskaia) has stepped down as the Principality Chatelaine of Tir Righ, she remains in the spotlight with a recent interview by a local paper.

October 10th

Scottish historic sites threatened by global warming

Nearly one third of Scotland's 35,000 historic sites, including Skara Brae, are threatened with destruction due to coastal erosion.

Copper Plates Document Vijayanagara Dynasty

Three etched copper plates dating to 1544 give details of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara in India.

Janet Arnold Featured in "National Biography"

British costuming legend Janet Arnold appeared recently in the online "Biography of the Day" series.

Picts: Barbarians or Cultured Artists?

The "pestulant" Picts of legend may actually have been "a highly sophisticated people with an intimate knowledge of the Bible and Roman classical literature."

October 9th

1st Century Roman Horse Ornament Found in Croatia

A small, crescent-shaped ornament designed to be worn by a horse has been discovered near the Croatian city of Drnis.

DNA Test Results to Determine Columbus' Grave Uncertain

The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.

Viking Longship for Sale

Viking raiders wishing to upgrade their transportation might want to consider the Fyrdraca, a reconstructed longship based on the Ralsweig/Rügen II Viking longship wreck found off the island of Rügen, Germany in the Baltic Sea.

Details of Dante's exile from Florence public for first time

A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.

October 8th

Westmere posts photos from Vineyard Raids event

The Incipient Canton of Westmere, part of the Barony of Andelcrag in modern-day Michigan, held an event on October 2. Their Web Minister has posted a photo album of the day's festivities.